By: Angela Ye
Midweek Music Preview is our weekly rundown of everything happening on stages across the city. On the docket this week: Yuyintang seems to be the place to go this week, with electrifying musical performances almost every day, with The 88’s, The Illumin8tors, and Friend or Foe, as well as mini-music fests Sound Wonderland and Dakou! And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
The 88’s @ Yuyintang The 88’s, made up of Pheel, Luis, Mike and Joe, are ready to rock your world with their original songs, so get ready to go hard listening to rock, funk rock, hard rock, and metal! Supporting are Prank and BIGONG BIJING.
No Cover // 9pm // YYT // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号,近延安西路口)
Flounder @ Yuyintang Flounder comes to Yuyintang to show off their blend of funk rock music. They’re fresh from Australia, usually playing in Melbourne and the rest of Victoria, supporting bands of all sizes as well as headlining their own shows in impressive venues. Their growing fan base have made them regulars in a lot of venues, and they’re currently recording their first album after releasing their single, ‘Heat of Winter’. Make sure you don’t miss this up and coming band from Australia!
40RMB // 9pm // YYT // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号,近延安西路口)
The Illumin8tors @ River South Art Center The Illumin8tors take the stage at the southern end of Suzhou creek for the River South Arts Festival. They’re the main act, and will be performing their famous rock opera ‘Solar/Lunar – The Legend’, a mix of hardcore music softened by their dance style. Their show is complemented with writers from H.A.L and the host artist Redic, so make sure you don’t miss out on this exciting performance.
80RMB // 8pm // River South Art Center // 1247 Nan Suzhou Road (南苏州路1247号. 近新闸路地铁站)
Sound Wonderland @ Yuyintang Take a trip to Sound Wonderland to hear some sick music at Yuyintang! The bands performing are Illness Sickness, Save or Sofa, and Penguin Attitude. Sound Wonderland presents post-rock, indie, and new wave, a little something for all your fitful moods.
40RMB // 9pm // YYT // 851 Kaixuan Lu,by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号,近延安西路口)
Su Yang @ Mao Livehouse Coming all the way from Ningxia to Mao Livehouse is Su Yang and his band. He uses traditional instruments like the Mongolian horse head fiddle (matouqin), and electrifies the audience with his Western Chinese sound. His band is pretty big in his hometown, and blend traditional music with rock. Come and check out Su Yang if you’re into Hanggai.
RMB100 at the door, RMB80 pre-sale // 9pm // Mao Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu (3/F, 重庆南路308号 近建国中号)
Dakou @ Yuyintang Local music blog Layabozi brings us a night of electronic music on Saturday. Five bands will be playing, including LLND, iamalamb, ROM, Duck Fight Goose, and The X Clan, who will be producing all sorts of metal machine music. You name it, they’ll have it, from ambient to hiphop, jazz, techno, house, everything you need in one place!
60RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu,by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号,近延安西路口)
The Mysterious Deaths of Wolves and Friends @ Logo Local favorites Friend or Foe, Death to Giants, Girls Like Mystery, and guest DJ Heatwolves band together to bang out another night of great music. Laying down rhymes with Death to Giants will be MC One Consciousness!
30RMB // 9pm // LOgO // 107 Sinan Lu,near Taikang Lu (思南路107号,近泰康路)
A Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time @ M50 Creative Space Gracing the stage of M50 will be a few bands, a cello duet, and a solo performance. Art works will be on display by local artists, while music will be provided by Urban Female Plastic and Kuang Grade Mark Eleven. Urban Female Plastic is an American duo with their very own schizophrenic genre, pulling inspiration from bluegrass to heavy metal and alternative rock with electric cellos, and Kuang Grade Mark Eleven will be playing cyclical music. All proceeds go to charity.
15RMB (includes one drink) // 10:30am // M50 Creative Space // 1F, building #6, 50 Moganshan Road (莫干山路50号6楼1层）